While significant progress has been made to address crime across the United States, there is still a need for continued advancement and innovation to ensure law enforcement is staying ahead of the curve in combating crime. Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS) grantees were awarded funding by the Bureau of Justice Assistance to apply innovative technology to combat a precipitous increase in crime in their jurisdiction. The National Police Foundation and their partner SEARCH support these grantees through a variety technical assistance to ensure that each grantee is able to effectively deploy their technology and capture successes.
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Solicitations for the Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS) funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) have closed. Stay tuned for award decisions and future funding opportunities. For more information about current BJA funding opportunities, visit, https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/current.
The National Police Foundation (NPF) will be hosting a series of virtual regional roundtables to: identify pervasive concerns with technology use, develop shared understandings of use cases and law enforcement rationale, and generate key themes and considerations for law enforcement seeking to build digital trust and leverage emerging technologies to advance public safety. If your agency is interested in participating, please contact Ben Gorban, Senior Project Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NPF will also be hosting a series of no-cost webinars related to different new and emerging technologies and the concept of Building Digital Trust.
In collaboration with BJA, the Police Foundation and SEARCH will provide training and technical assistance for TIPS Grantee sites as warranted and requested. This assistance is available from project evaluation, law enforcement, technology, and academic experts who can share unique insights into effective and efficient processes and approaches to using technology to combat crime within your agencies’ jurisdiction.
To request technical assistance, training, or other resources through this initiative, agency POCs should fill out the Training and Technical Assistance Request Form below. Agency POCs can also send an email to TTA@policefoundation.org or call the Police Foundation at 202-833-1460.
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